South Korean protesters clash with police as they march towards the presidential house during a rally against the government’s policy in Seoul. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

The South Korean government vowed on Sunday to crack down on any more violent protests, a day after dozens were arrested during a rally against labour(...)

Japanese tenor  Tatsuya Higuchi and South Korean soprano  Sumi Jo perform as part of a gala concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Japan and South Korea’s resumption of normal ties,  in Tokyo on June 22nd. Photograph: Reuters/Shizuo Kambayashi/Pool

South Korea and Japan marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties on Monday with a push to mend relations strained by feuds over the legacy of Japa(...)

 South Korea protesters clash with police at a rally marking the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster in downtown Seoul. Photograph:  Yon Hap/EPA

South Korean police clashed with thousands of protesters, blocking their way to the presidential palace, where demonstrators hoped to demand a more vi(...)

Family members of passengers on   the sunken Sewol ferry struggle with a security officer  at the  trial of  ferry crew members at Gwangju District Court, Gwangju, South Korea, today. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/Reuters

Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, mostly children, went on trial today on charges ranging from neg(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un holds up a pistol as he supervises  North Korea People's Army firing drills, in this still image taken from video footage released yesterday by the North's state-run television KRT. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea has advised embassies to consider moving staff out of the country and warned it cannot guarantee the safety of diplomats after Apri(...)